Posted on: 07 October 2016 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s CS300 aircraft has been awarded Type Validation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), thus enabling the aircraft's operation in Europe.
This paves the way for the first delivery to CS300 launch operator, airBaltic, which is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. EASA's validation follows the CS300 aircraft Type Certification awarded by Transport Canada in July 2016.
“Certifying two clean-sheet aircraft within a nine-month period is a major aviation industry achievement and today we celebrate the latest C Series programme milestone with the CS300 EASA certification,” declared Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We owe a great deal of thanks to the hundreds of Bombardier employees and suppliers who have worked so diligently and professionally to design and build the superb C Series aircraft — the only single-aisle jetliners developed for the 100- to 150- seat market segment in close to 30 years.”
“EASA's approval of our CS300 aircraft, as per schedule, recognises the significant contribution of our highly skilled engineers and technical experts in the development and testing of the C Series aircraft," added François Caza, vice-president, product development and chief engineer and head of Bombardier's Design Approval Organization. "We fully expect that the CS300 aircraft's upcoming delivery and entry-into-service with airBaltic will be as successful as for the CS100 aircraft with Swiss."